University of Alberta

Academic Position for Movement Disorders Neurologist in the Division of Neurology

Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100631569
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology invites applications for an academic Movement Disorders Neurologist to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital.  The successful applicant will have a major clinical focus, dedicating a significant portion of their time to clinical activity including novel clinical program development in an area that aligns with the existing strengths of the University, Faculty, Department and Division. The successful candidate will have excellent Movement Disorders fellowship training beyond Neurology training.  Evidence of scholarly activity (research, publications, successful grant applications or clinical program development) will be required.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.  The University is currently home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff.  The Division of Neurology currently has 27 Faculty members. It provides clinical services to all acute care facilities in Edmonton, and consultative services to Northern Alberta and western NWT. The Movement Disorders Program has 7 neurologists with active basic science and clinical research as well as an active Deep Brain Stimulation Program. 

The successful candidate will be an MD with certification in Neurology by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent), and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

Key accountabilities will include, but will not be limited to: clinical practice of inpatient and ambulatory care in Adult Neurology, classroom and bedside teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees, including Neurology subspecialty residents and Movement Disorders fellows. Clinical practice is expected of the successful candidate and may include, but not be limited to, inpatient consultation and participation in Zone wide after hours call; ambulatory care. Other areas of clinical interest may be incorporated into the role. 

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, and offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Academic rank will commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, research interests, grants and publications, along with three letters of reference to

Dr. Douglas Zochodne
Divisional Director
7-132 Clinical Sciences Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G3
E-mail: zochodne@ualberta.ca 

Applications will begin being reviewed on February 10, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”.  With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone.  For further details about our vibrant city, please visit www.edmonton.ca.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at www.ualberta.ca

Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at www.albertahealthservices.ca.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.